Last modified on 24 August 2014, at 23:16



Etymology 1Edit

Compare sulphur.

Alternative formsEdit


surfel (third-person singular simple present surfels, present participle surfelling, simple past and past participle surfelled)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To wash with a cosmetic water, said by some to be prepared from sulphur.
    • Ford
      She shall no oftener powder her hair, [or] surfel her cheeks, [] but she shall as often gaze on my picture.

Etymology 2Edit

Blend of surface and voxel?


surfel (plural surfels)

  1. (computer graphics) A unit square between voxels.
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